St. Luke’s embraces technology tools that improve student efficacy and learning outcomes in a developmentally appropriate way. We feel students should develop expertise here at school with the tools that they will use at college and in the workplace and understand what it means to be a Digital Citizen.
St. Luke’s provides the following technology to students:
Fifth through seventh grade students receive Chromebooks - laptops that pair a simplified operating system with cloud-based online applications. Fifth and sixth grade Chromebooks stay in school, to be used in school only, while seventh graders are allowed to take their Chromebooks home.
Eighth through twelfth grade students receive both a Macbook Air laptop and an iPad for use in school and to take home. Most students use their iPad primarily for digital books or lessons that leverage interactive mobility, while they use laptops to research, write, or create using more sophisticated applications such as video and audio editing workstations.
All students and teachers use Google Docs, which allows for easy collaboration with fellow students and teachers. Paired with our school website’s Learning Management System, these tools allow many classes to provide online experiences where students may learn outside of class, at their own individual pace.
St. Luke’s has many faculty and staff available for tech support and students can head to one of two rooms if they need help: the TeachTech room and the Brainstorm room. Both students and teachers are welcome to drop in anytime to work, print, or ask questions. They are required to stop by if their devices break or stop working for some reason. The School has loaner machines which, coupled with cloud-based automatic backup systems, allow the tech staff to get students and faculty back up and running on their work within minutes.